foundation stop

noun
variants: or less commonly foundation

Definition of foundation stop

: any of various stops on a pipe organ that sound flue pipes with a strong fundamental tone and weak overtones — compare mixture sense 3, mutation sense 2b

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“Foundation stop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foundation%20stop. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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